Shina Peller: Nigerian youths must take responsibility, participate in sociopolitical processes

Shina Peller: Nigerian youths must take responsibility, participate in sociopolitical processes

A member of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Shina Abiola Peller, says that the voice of Nigerian youth must be heard in order to hold them accountable and participate in the country's socio-political processes.

A member of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Shina Abiola Peller, says that the voice of Nigerian youth must be heard in order to hold them accountable and participate in the country’s socio-political processes.

Peller, representing the Oyo State Iseyin / Itesiwaju / Kajola / Iwajowa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, made the remarks in Bauchi by declaring open a two-day training for 150 youth from Bauchi and Gombe states. .

The legislator, in collaboration with a non-governmental organization Lead Generation Initiative, organized the training to expose the youth of those districts to their civic responsibilities to Nigeria.

“We are aware that the voice of every Nigerian youth must be heard,” said the federal legislator.

Peller said that young people must be brought out in all spheres in view of their expected contribution to nation building, political organizing and mobilization.

“We want to galvanize, empower, support and raise the voices and interest of Nigerian youth.

“We are building a new generation of young people who take responsibility for fixing their communities and their country through active participation in the socio-political process,” said Peller.

He argued that Nigeria’s problem was not government but national orientation, and said this was affecting national growth.

“When we came up with the Lead Generation Initiative, I saw the importance of doing it because I believe that in Nigeria, our problem is not the government but the national orientation.

“I believe that orientation is the key factor that is affecting the growth of our nation, which is not only limited to the government but also to the governed.”

Speaking on the show’s theme, ‘Get involved in leadership training,’ Peller reported that participants would eventually train other young people in their respective communities.

He said the Leader Generation Initiative was established to create opportunities for young people to channel their creativity, energy and aspirations to add value to their communities.

Peller reported that the NGO had previously organized two editions of the training program in Oyo and Osun states, even though the organization had not yet presented itself to the public.

While expressing the hope that the NGO will become Nigeria’s most important organized movement for socio-political, economic and cultural change and development, Peller urged young people to take their destiny into their own hands and compete for various elective positions in the general elections of 2023.

Also speaking, Lead Generation Initiative Secretary Ekpa Stanley Ekpa reported that Yiaga Africa was committed to teaching participants.

According to him, the organization was prepared to carry out different types of training, including leadership development programs for youth and women, as well as creativity and craft programs for future leaders.

Journalists report that two participants from each local government area in the two states were selected to participate in the two-day training.

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